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Give free foodgrains to poor: SC to govt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to consider free distribution of foodgrains to the hungry poor of the country instead of allowing it to rot in the Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns.

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Linking Superbug to India irrational: govt

NEW DELHI:  India on Thursday described as “totally irrational” British scientists linking a new Superbug resistant to antibiotics to this country and said it was responding to an alert issued by Britain in this regard.

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GoM clears inclusion of caste in census

NEW DELHI: Decks were cleared for inclusion of caste in the census with the Group of Ministers on Wednesday night approving the exercise to be undertaken from biometric stage, capping months of uncertainty over the issue that had divided many parties.

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Autonomy to Kashmir if there is consensus: PM

NEW DELHI: In a major initiative to deal with the unrest in Kashmir, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday night that the Centre was willing to consider autonomy for the state within the ambit of the Constitution.

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US observing use of weapons supplied to Pak to fight terror

NEW DELHI: Mindful of India’s concerns over Pakistan misusing American weapons against it, the US on Tuesday said it was “clearly observing” how these arms were being used even as it expressed its commitment to combating the LeT-al Qaeda syndicate in its entirety.

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